UPGRADED converts traditional event tickets into secure interactive digital assets that are protected by the Blockchain's cryptographic algorithms, making tickets easy to...more transfer (through e-mail or social networks) and impossible to duplicate. It also allows event owners (artists, teams, etc) greater control over the ticket after initial sale, including who is allowed to own the ticket or how much the tickets can be resold for (or if they can be resold at all).
Key features of Media Camp include presentations and workshops focused on media technology, formal mentorship from media industry experts, and direct investments including...more partnerships and vendor relationships. This “graduate accelerator” covers the media business in both depth and breadth with the goal of dramatically accelerating the commercialization of the participants’ products.
Sr. Director/Head of West Coast Emerging Tech Office
2011 - 2014 (about 3 years)
In 2011, Turner opened the office in the bay area to work with the Silicon Valley community (startups as well as established companies) to help define the next generation...more of broadcast media. The office consists of a group of former tech entrepreneurs and execs who are aiming to change the way you'll watch televised content in the future. Hired in 2011 as an individual contributor (Senior Director), I was promoted in 2013 to manage the entire office.
Piczo was a social network targeted at teens around the world. Piczo empowered users to express themselves, build personal communities, and share ideas and experiences with...more friends in a safe online environment. Piczo grew to 15M+ monthly unique visitors and a billion monthly page views, becoming one of the most popular social networks in Europe. Piczo raised over $17M in venture funding from Sierra Ventures, US Venture Partners, and Catamount Ventures and was acquired by Stardoll in early 2009.
Managed organization of 30 full-time employees across all disciplines (development, QA, program mgmt, marketing) as well as 40 contractors around the world to build a portfolio...more of scalable on-line community applications to support Microsoft’s product groups in their effort to increase the fidelity of their customer connections to millions of users worldwide, with a focus on .NET developers. Applications included CodePlex, GotDotNet, blogs.msdn.com, blogs.technet.com, and forums.microsoft.com.
Mix of business, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills coupled with deep technical expertise in complex software systems & social computing. Diverse background including engineering mgmt, strategy consulting, product marketing, biz dev, and startups across enterprise, consumer web, and mobile.